The Connaught Bar Book Review

The Connaught Bar Book Review
By The Cooking World, Editorial Staff
June 17, 2024

The Connaught Bar Book: Recipes and Iconic Creations

In the world of mixology, where tradition meets innovation, few names resonate as profoundly as The Connaught Bar.

Nestled within the opulent walls of The Connaught Hotel in London, this bar has not only redefined the cocktail experience but has also become a pilgrimage site for cocktail enthusiasts.

In this week's review, we bring you its book—The Connaught Bar: Cocktail Recipes and Iconic Creations, by Agostino Perrone, Giorgio Bargiani, and Maura Milia.

The Connaught Bar Book

Iconic Creations and Recipes

The heart of The Connaught Bar book lies in its recipes. Each cocktail is a blend of creativity and tradition, meticulously crafted to perfection.

From the classics like the Bloody Mary and Martini to inventive creations such as Float Like a Butterfly, Sting Like a Bee, and Prism, each recipe is presented with detailed instructions and stunning visuals.

Beyond the recipes, the book serves as an educational guide for both novice and seasoned mixologists. The detailed descriptions of techniques and ingredients provide a deeper understanding of the art of cocktail making.

However, it's important to note that most of these recipes will be very difficult or labor-intensive to recreate at home. The intricate processes and precise ingredients often demand a level of skill and patience that mirrors the high standards of The Connaught Bar itself.

Tips from the experts, including how to achieve the perfect balance of flavors and the importance of presentation, make this book a valuable resource for anyone looking to elevate their cocktail game.

The Connaught Bar Book
Copper and Blue. Photography by Lateef Okunnu (p. 85)

A Visual and Culinary Feast

From the very first glance, it's evident that this book is not just a collection of recipes but an invitation to experience the elegance and artistry of The Connaught Bar.

The photography by Lateef Okunnu is nothing short of spectacular, capturing the bar's timeless elegance and the meticulous craftsmanship that goes into each cocktail. Every image, from the serene Connaught Martini to the vibrant Cloud Nine, is a testament to the bar's aesthetic perfection and innovative spirit.

Agostino Perrone, Giorgio Bargiani, and Maura Milia are the masterminds behind The Connaught Bar's success. Their combined expertise and passion are palpable throughout the book. The foreword by the renowned chef Massimo Bottura adds an extra layer of prestige, setting the stage for a journey through the world of elite mixology.

The Connaught Bar Book
Vieux Connaught. Photography by Lateef Okunnu (p. 219)

Final Thoughts

What sets The Connaught Bar Book apart is its ability to convey the essence of The Connaught Bar experience. It's not just about the drinks; it's about the ambiance, the meticulous attention to detail, and the passion that goes into every creation.

The book captures the spirit of the bar, making it accessible to those who have yet to visit and providing a cherished keepsake for those who have.


The Connaught Bar Book is an excellent choice for anyone who appreciates fine cocktails and exquisite design. It celebrates one of the world's most revered bars, offering readers a chance to bring a piece of its magic into their own homes.









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